Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jul 2012 00:27 UTC, submitted by Kishe
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Jolla has signed a Sales and Distribution agreement with D.Phone Group, the largest mobile phones retail chain in China. Together the companies have a shared target to reach significant sales volumes in China's 150 million smartphone market. The agreement is such that D.Phone will start sales and distribution of Jolla smartphones in China, utilising D.Phone's vast network of over 2000 retail stores to reach the Chinese consumers." Wow.
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RE[3]: Good luck Jolla.
by dsmogor on Wed 18th Jul 2012 06:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good luck Jolla."
dsmogor
Member since:
2005-09-01

There's always a brand...

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RE[4]: Good luck Jolla.
by cyrilleberger on Wed 18th Jul 2012 09:12 in reply to "RE[3]: Good luck Jolla."
cyrilleberger Member since:
2006-02-01

There's always a brand...

...and the patents, even if you are not interested in patents trolling and just want to defend yourself.

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RE[4]: Good luck Jolla.
by cdude on Wed 18th Jul 2012 09:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Good luck Jolla."
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

and you can damage a brand. Bulding trust and with it the brand takes long, losing that trust goes fast.
The Symbian-abort, the MeeGo-kill, the Lumia-push and upgrade disaster and Elop is not done yet. He has plenty time left to continue damage the brand, push customers away and lose market share.

The times where Nokia was a synonym for quality are gone once Elop finished managing Nokias downfall. Those who take over the brand will be forced to reach customers out there and message that something changed, that Nokia is back to quality. Maybe a Sony Ericsson like branding? Jolla Nokia?

Edited 2012-07-18 09:16 UTC

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